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soft pedal, doesn't make sense
Posted to Technical Discussion Forum on 11/29/2016 37 Replies

About a month and a half ago I did pads and rotors all the way around with a brake fluid flush. car has 35k miles on it and the complaint was brake noise, pads were on the wear indicator. Came in Friday with a low pedal, felt like a master with the pedal slowly sinking to the floor but stopped good. Replaced the master, no improvement, removed output lines from the abs module and blocked them, hard pedal, removed each line from the hose and blocked them individually and found when you block the front two we got a hard pedal. Replaced the front calipers and hoses, pedal travel returned. I know were not supposed to but I pinched the front hoses as close to the caliper end as possible and hard pedal, remove them drifting pedal. replaced calipers again, same result. calipers were nostrada first and cardone second. The e brake does work and is adjusted, used the witec and bled the abs after each service. Used a clear hose for bleeding. Bled using vacuum and foot methods no different. Pads and rotors are Carquest and matched those removed. Called Tech support for federal mogul they had nothing to offer besides another caliper. Checked for TSBs and Recals and also checked identifix and came up empty handed.

Daniel MacRe
Technician
Mighty Auto Pro
Medina, Ohio, USA

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car Vehicle Data

2012 Dodge Journey SXT 3.6L

Engine3.6 L
Trans6-speed Automatic (Electronic)

car Vehicle Data

2012 Dodge Journey SXT 3.6L

Engine3.6 L
Trans6-speed Automatic (Electronic)